Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary is the perfect combination of zippy mustard and sweet honey. It is also the perfect combination of elegant dinner and weeknight quick cooking!
What makes this Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary a great Dinner Idea?
A roasted salmon filet is one of those meals that we eat again and again. First because it is healthy. Salmon is full of healthy fats that your body needs. Secondly because it is ridiculously easy to prep and get in the oven and it cooks in about 20 minutes. While everyone in my house has an opinion about what they prefer to be eating, Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary is always a hit.
How to make Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary?
Word to the wise when cooking a whole salmon side - or really any fish. Line your sheet pan with aluminum foil! As delicious as salmon is, the oils from the fish can be hard to get off your pan. And just a little residual oil will make your next batch of cookies taste pretty interesting.
I have used the same salmon recipe for many years. It is this recipe for Roasted Salmon with Capers. (So easy! It goes in the oven in about 5 minutes and is perfect every time!) But being a foodie, I have continued to tinker with salmon recipes during that time only to be met with skepticism from my family for changing up their favorite salmon recipe. When I decided to brush this fish with my favorite deli style mustard and a little honey and rosemary, I was met with what is known in certain circles as "the hairy eyeball."
Expecting a coup at dinner, I was pleasantly surprised when my husband and all 3 of my kids said, "Hey mom! This is really good!" That is a win at my house, because our 3 kids never agree on anything at the table, even if they all eat it. One of the side effects of teaching them to be detailed taste testers to meet my recipe testing needs.
Also try this one dish baked Salmon recipe!
What type of rice to serve with honey mustard salmon?
Herbed Brown Rice goes well with this salmon recipe. Also here is one of our favorite side dishes that is easy to make and goes well with any main course.
What vegetables go well with honey mustard salmon?
Roasted or grilled asparagus is a great side dish for salmon. It's slightly bitter flavor pairs well with the sweetness of the honey mustard sauce.
How to make honey mustard sauce for salmon?
In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, and olive oil until well combined. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Your honey mustard sauce is ready!
What herb can one use with salmon and honey mustard?
In this recipe we have used Rosemary with salmon and honey mustard. It has a woody, aromatic flavor that complements the rich, savory taste of salmon and the tangy sweetness of honey mustard.
You can also use Dill to make honey mustard salmon, it's fresh and slightly tangy flavor will also go well with this salmon recipe.
Honey Mustard Salmon with Rosemary Recipe
- 1 whole filet of wild caught salmon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ⅓ cup deli-style mustard
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp fresh rosemary
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place your oven rack at the top third of the oven. Line your baking sheet with foil. Lay your filet of salmon on the baking sheet. If your salmon still has the skin, lay it skin side down.
- In a small bowl, whisk mustard, honey, salt, olive oil, and rosemary until smooth. Brush it liberally on top of the salmon filet. Cover loosely with foil.
- Roast salmon for 12-16 minutes (dependent on how well-done you like your salmon). Remove the top layer of foil from the salmon and continue roasting for 4-5 minutes so the edges get crispy. (That's my favorite part!)
- Slice the salmon across to serve.
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